banner
Duke

Former Duke TE Helfet signs with Seahawks

Posted May 15, 2012

— Former Duke tight end Cooper Helfet has signed a free agent contract with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. Helfet participated in the Seahawks' rookie minicamp this past weekend at the organization's practice facility in Renton, Wash.

A native of Kentfield, Calif., Helfet twice earned honorable mention All-ACC honors as a Blue Devil. After catching 34 passes for 380 yards and two touchdowns in 2010, he hauled in 43 passes for 395 yards and four scores this past fall. Helfet's 43 grabs in 2011 matched the seventh-highest single-season total by a Duke tight end, and he paired with Conner Vernon (70 receptions) to establish the school single-season standard for combined receptions by a tight end-wide receiver (113), bettering the previous mark of 112 set in 1968 by Henley Carter and Wes Chesson.

In 2010, Helfet twice earned ACC Player of the Week honors following performances versus Navy (7 receptions, 69 yards) and Virginia (7 receptions, 122 yards, 1 TD). The 122 receiving yards against the Cavaliers rank as the fifth-highest single-game total by a tight end in Duke history. Despite playing just two seasons in Durham, Helfet's 77 career receptions stand as the ninth-highest total for a Blue Devil tight end while his six scoring receptions match the fifth-highest career total for Duke tight ends.

Helfet helped spearhead a Blue Devil passing attack that ranked second in the ACC in 2011 and became just the second Duke team to have four players with 40 or more receptions. A two-time Academic All-ACC choice, Helfet was named to the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society earlier this month.

1 Comment

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • greggw7740 May 15, 9:17 p.m.

    awesome, best of luck to you in the nfl!

  • ACC: North Carolina vs. Miami

    Tomorrow at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego vs. Miami

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida vs. Georgia

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: Notre Dame vs. Navy

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Duke at Pittsburgh

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on 620am

  • ACC: NC State at Syracuse

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tonight at 11:35

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28
Final
ORL 98
WAS 105
Final
MIN 97
DET 91
Final
CLE 90
NYK 95
Final
DAL 120
UTA 102
Final
LAC 93
OKC 90
7:00pm Tonight
IND
MEM
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
CLE
 
8:30pm Tonight
MIL
PHI
 
10:00pm Tonight
SAC
POR
 
10:00pm Tonight
PHO
SAN
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
LAC
 
Final
LOU 31
FSU 42
Final
GASO 42
TROY 10
8:00pm Tonight
TULA
CIN
8:02pm Tonight
MEM
TULSA
Final
BUF 2
BOS 3
Final
PIT 3
LOS 0
Final
NJD 2
WIN 1
Final
FLA 2
ARI 1
Final
OTT 4
CHI 5
Final
TAM 4
PHI 3
Final
STL 2
ANA 0
Final
MIN 4
SJS 3
Final
COL 5
NYI 0
Final
VAN 3
MON 2
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
TOR
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
LOS
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
NAS
 
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28